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2011 Front Lower Control arm replacement


Crstfr

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2011 Explorer Limited
Hi all ~

I've been a lurker for a very long time, have learned tons of tips and tricks on how to do things, what not to do, what to expect, etc.

Super appreciative of everyone's help, even tho you don't know you've helped me. :)

I have a 2011 Copper Limited, bought used in 2015. I have most of the typical issues that others have seen, rattling A pillars (fixed by stuffing tape underneath them); leaking roof rack (fixed by turning it into a smoothtop, and sealing the bolt holes); back up camera is reversed, and only works when it wants to (haven't fixed yet); and the front end, low speed, clunking (which I fixed by replacing the end links); of course there are numerous others... but

Here's the issue I've run into - as soon as I replaced the end-links, I noticed that the lower control arm bushing was leaking (the big sucker). Bought replacements, as I'll do both sides, even tho only one has problems right now.

However, I'm running into issues getting the lower control arm to give up the bushing. Wasn't sure if there was a "best" way to do it, but at this point, I'd appreciate a "good" way, or even a way.

Thank you in advance - and I did search the forum, especially the front end clunking threads. See lots of posts about it needing to be done, but none that I could find that detailed the best how.

Pointers welcome!

-topher
 


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